their minds, in the most vivid fashion, the romance of Canzulizin history and of the combination between Canada and the Motherland. Wolfe did not die 0n that famous n1orning' on. the Heights of Abraham before he knew that his enduring military fame was won. They were there that relight to testify that his vision of the two Americas, and of the Dominion of Canada in which he had fought, a vision which then seemed a mere excursion of fancy, “was now an accomplished fact. In- deed the fact had far outstripped the range of Wolfe’s imagin- ation.

He saw a populous, wealthy community; he saw a nation arising in the vast wild spaces gained by his sword for the British Grown. And today we saw that Canada displayed not only all "that he foresaw and dreamed of, not only those seats of power and learning which more than two hundred years ago, he predicted would arise; but, also, facts which would have fired Wolfe’s military eye, but which his mind, adventurous as it was, never dreamed of.

What would Wolfe’s emotion have been had it been granted to him to see a nation of ten millions, separated lrom a mighty neighbour by a frontier of 3000 miles, along which no armed sentinel and no single war vessel could be found; and if at the same time he had been told that that same peaceful nation, whose bounds were guarded only by law and public faith, had lately sent an army of half a million men to the aid of the Mother Country to fight in Europe with the most for- midable soldiery in the World, and to gain on the battlefields of the most terrible conflict of which human annals bore wit- ness a reputation unsurpassed even in what he firmly believed to be the most valiant age of man ?

This last year had witnessed a recognition--for he must not put it at more than a recognition-of a memorable change 1n the Constitution of the British Empire. It was a change in form rather than in spirit, and like so many of the great changes we have made in our country, it was a change gradual and not abrupt. But nevertheless it was a change of first-class im- portance. And what did it amount to ‘? The age of control in the Imperial relationships had ended; it had been formally closed. The age of Control was gone; the age of Comprehen- sion had begun. The Constitution of the British Empire de- pended now and henceforward solely upon good sense, good- will and loyalty to the Imperial Crown. They were not unduly sanguine if they believed that the self-discipline of each part of the British Empire in the Age of Comprehension would yield an even higher comradeship, an even more generous service to the common cause than they ever realized-—he did not say